How Do You Find Stuff in a Junkyard?

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Despite what you've learned from movies and TV shows, junkyards really aren't that bad. In reality, they're just businesses that deal with wrecked and broken down cars. Use the tips in this gallery and you can score big savings at the junkyard!

First of all, it doesn't make a lot of sense to go to a junkyard unless you know what you're looking for. Determine exactly which parts you need to repair your car, and if you can't figure that out, just take it to a mechanic for an inspection. The mechanic will likely allow you to supply your own parts for the repair, which only leaves you with the labor costs. In addition, make sure you know your car's make, model, trim, and year to ensure that you get matching parts.